extortioner


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ex·tor·tion

 (ĭk-stôr′shən)
n.
1. Illegal use of one's official position or powers to obtain property, funds, or patronage.
2. The act or an instance of extorting something, as by psychological pressure.
3. An excessive or exorbitant charge.

ex·tor′tion·ar′y (-shə-nĕr′ē) adj.
ex·tor′tion·ist, ex·tor′tion·er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.extortioner - a criminal who extorts money from someone by threatening to expose embarrassing information about themextortioner - a criminal who extorts money from someone by threatening to expose embarrassing information about them
criminal, crook, felon, malefactor, outlaw - someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime
Translations

extortioner

[ɪksˈtɔːʃənəʳ] extortionist [ɪksˈtɔːʃənɪst] Nextorsionador(a) m/f; (= official) → concusionario m

extortioner

nErpresser(in) m(f); (charging high prices) → Wucherer(in) m(f)
References in classic literature ?
Felton only expressed, with regard to the duke, the feeling of execration which all the English had declared toward him whom the Catholics themselves called the extortioner, the pillager, the debauchee, and whom the Puritans styled simply Satan.
A fine game for him to play, a game after his mean old heart: blackmail from me, bribes from the police, the one bidding against the other; but he sha'n't play it with me, he sha'n't live to, and the world will have an extortioner the less.
According to the tenor of the sentence, which the criers read aloud and incorrectly, two farmers of the revenues, monopolists of money, dilapidators of the royal provisions, extortioners, and forgers, were about to undergo capital punishment on the Place de Greve, with their names blazoned over their heads, according to their sentence.
The police are thieves and extortioners (I myself would patrol it with cavalry - young recruits under a strong captain), but at least they do not suffer any rivals.
The two extortioners continued cold and motionless.
17) By way of contrast, in extortion cases the person who pays is considered instead a victim coerced by the extortioner, so only the person who receives the bribe is legally culpable.
He filed a complaint at the Bur Dubai police station, where he was instructed to lure the extortioner by saying he would pay another Dh400,000.
In this latest volume of reminiscences he gives readers a potpourri of snapshots, stories based on his various assignments: Iraq and Saddam's trial and execution; Zimbabwe and Mugabe; the often unreported crime wave that is sweeping over South Africa; assorted film and television actors and actresses; and several 'thoroughly dubious people' including Mugabe, Alastair Campbell, an extortioner, Bushmen, Serbian contract killers, a 'child sorcerer in the Congo', and Chinese tombraiders for good measure.
When he refuses, she tells everyone he's a pimp, an extortioner, a thief and a murderer - and his daughter Ruby hears every word.
16:4 prophesizes a time when the spoilers will be driven out: "Let mine outcasts dwell with thee, Moab" says Isaiah 16:4: "be thou a covert to them from the face of the spoiler: for the extortioner is at an end, the spoiler ceaseth, the oppressors are consumed out of the land.